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2011 Honda CBR1000RR Track Smackdown Photo Gallery
If you’re looking for the best handling bike on the market without question the Honda CBR1000RR is it.
Does Honda’s four-year old Superbike have what it takes to win this year’s shootout? Find out in the
2011 Honda CBR1000RR Track Comparison
2011 Honda CBR1000RR Superbike Smackdown Dyno
2011 Superbike Smackdown VIII Horse Power Dyno
2011 Superbike Smackdown VIII Torque Dyno
Celebrity guest test rider Steve Rapp (left) and Road Test Editor Adam Waheed (right) display the hand timed results after Superpole.
Meet the competitors in this year’s Superbike Smackdown Track comparison.
The Honda has perfected the science of bike set-up and it is unbelievable how well it handles.
Praise, praise and more praise—there is little to complain about at the controls of the CBR.
The Honda hooks up incredibly well off the corners which helps make up for its top-end power deficit.
Once again the Honda impressed us more than Suzuki’s GSX-R1000.
Mid-corner stability is one of four handling areas the Honda received a perfect score in.
Even though Kawasaki’s bike is newer it still isn’t a match for the Honda CBR1000RR in stock form.
Waheed prepares to hit the track for Superpole. The Honda once again achieved the quickest lap times for both Waheed and Rapp.
Although the Honda is four-years old now it still has what it takes to run up front.
Hutchison got along well with the CBR1000RR.
Although there isn’t any traction control the Honda’s rear suspension and friendly powerband make it more easy for the rider to control slides.
The best word to describe the Honda’s handling is balanced.
Braking performance is one area that the Honda didn’t feel as awesome as we remember. But the brakes still perform above average.
Once again the CBR1000RR is the Superbike Smackdown Superpole winner.
Steve Rapp said riding the CBR1000RR required the least amount of effort.
All test riders loved the ergonomics on the Honda.
At lean the Honda offered a high level of stability.
The 2011 Honda CBR1000RR retails for $13,399.
Honda's CBR1000RR won this year's Superpole trophy.
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